Cellulose Insulation Services in Jonesboro, Springdale & Little Rock
You are familiar with the commonly used cotton-candy-looking fiberglass insulation used to blow insulation into attic walls and crevices but wonder if there is an alternate insulation choice for your home. Blown cellulose insulation may be the perfect alternative! There are few disadvantages of cellulose insulation and the cellulose blown-in insulation cost may be just right for your budget.
What Is Cellulose Insulation?
Cellulose insulation is made from recycled newspaper. During manufacturing the paper is properly treated to minimize fire risk before being made into blown-in insulation. It can be blown into open attics or packed into closed wall cavities.
In case you are wondering how to blow insulation in walls and other closed cavities, cellulose insulation is installed in one of two ways:
- Dry cellulose is a loose product that is used similarly to blown-in fiberglass insulation. This blown cellulose insulation can be blown into open cavities such as attics or dense packed into closed cavities such as finished walls. You will greatly improve your heating and cooling bills when your attic has blown-in insulation walls filled with dry cellulose attic insulation.
- Stabilized cellulose is a spray cellulose insulation that contains an adhesive and works similarly to blown-in cellulose. Stabilized cellulose is sprayed into open cavities such as walls of new construction. By completely filling all areas of an open cavity, stabilized cellulose creates a thermal blanket and minimizes air leads to provide even greater cellulose insulation r value. The greater the cellulose r value, the greater the insulating power.
More to Know About Cellulose Insulation
You may have heard about the growing popularity of cellulose insulation and its many energy saving benefits such as reducing your carbon footprint, lowering your heating and cooling costs, and providing quality sound control. Here are a few more things to know about this effective insulation choice:
- It has a Class 1 flame spread rating and contains active fire-resistance materials to provide durable and excellent fire resistance.
- It is resistant to mold growth and works to dissipate moisture for moisture management.
- It does not contain asbestos or formaldehyde.
- It is ideal for insulating older homes and adding R-value and filling gaps over existing insulation.
- It is safe to touch and won’t irritate unprotected skin.
- It won’t settle in sidewalls but will settle in attics until it reaches a stable density, similar to other blown insulation. All thermal performance testing is done at the settled thickness.
When You Should Use Cellulose Insulation
Blown cellulose insulation can be used in a similar manner as blown-in fiberglass insulation, with the ability to have it blown into nearly any space. Both spray cellulose insulation and blown-in cellulose insulation are ideal for closed walls of existing homes that need better insulation. Cellulose insulation is dense packed in existing walls through access points made into the wall. Loose fill cellulose insulation also provides an effective insulation method for attics, either as primary insulation or as a second layer over existing insulation.
Contact our expert insulation team at G and S Insulating today! We look forward to answering all your insulation questions and evaluating your project to recommend the proper insulation type and application method for you. It is our mission to provide you with the highest quality cellulose insulation products and installation services in the Jonesboro, Springdale and Little Rock areas.